Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:55

Wakanda's first public release for developers

By

The first public version of  the Wakanda open source platform for developing web applications using just JavaScript has now been made available to software developers by global software group 4D.


4D Australasia managing director, Damon Carley, said today that the developer preview version of Wakanda was still not in its final form, but the company had  released its first public version to invite developers to 'check it out, to be critical, alert us of the faults and make suggestions for its evolution into a finished product.'

'Every newborn needs a family, so we encourage developers to participate in the forum, and eventually in the open source community. It's taking baby steps, so we ask developers to be gentle and not throw it into the workforce right away,' Carley said.

The preview version of Wakanda can now be downloaded by software developers from https://wakanda.org/download.

According to Carley, Wakanda is designed to appeal to software developers who build web applications, typically for business. 'The product's emphasis is on the rapid development of web applications that have a rich interface and are easy to maintain. The benefit for developers is reducing the time and lowering the cost of developing and supporting web applications by using just JavaScript.'

Carley says that JavaScript provides a single language in the full Wakanda stack, from server to browser, making it easy to both develop and maintain an application.

'As well as building web applications, the Wakanda platform lets developers create HTML pages for desktop, mobile or tablet PCs, with widgets that are adapted for the 'touchscreen' environment.'

Carley also said that for the past two years, 4D had backed a separate, young development team to 'build this innovative application development platform.'

4D Australasia Managing Director Damon Carley said the Developer Preview version of Wakanda was still not in its final form. 'It's taking baby steps, so we ask developers to be gentle and not throw it into the workforce right away,' he advised.

'We've released this first public version to invite developers to check it out, to be critical, alert us of the faults and make suggestions for its evolution into a finished product. Every newborn needs a family, so we encourage developers to participate in the forum, and eventually in the open source community we hope to build around Wakanda as the project continues its development.'

And, for the record, Carley says that although it shares its name with the country from which the character Black Panther hails in the Marvel comic book universe, the name for the Wakanda software actually comes from the Native American Sioux word that describes the "inner magic" that's in everything.


Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here

GRAND OPENING OF THE ITWIRE SHOP

The much awaited iTWire Shop is now open to our readers.

Visit the iTWire Shop, a leading destination for stylish accessories, gear & gadgets, lifestyle products and everyday portable office essentials, drones, zoom lenses for smartphones, software and online training.

PLUS Big Brands include: Apple, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Sennheiser and many more.

Products available for any country.

We hope you enjoy and find value in the much anticipated iTWire Shop.

ENTER THE SHOP NOW!

INTRODUCING ITWIRE TV

iTWire TV offers a unique value to the Tech Sector by providing a range of video interviews, news, views and reviews, and also provides the opportunity for vendors to promote your company and your marketing messages.

We work with you to develop the message and conduct the interview or product review in a safe and collaborative way. Unlike other Tech YouTube channels, we create a story around your message and post that on the homepage of ITWire, linking to your message.

In addition, your interview post message can be displayed in up to 7 different post displays on our the iTWire.com site to drive traffic and readers to your video content and downloads. This can be a significant Lead Generation opportunity for your business.

We also provide 3 videos in one recording/sitting if you require so that you have a series of videos to promote to your customers. Your sales team can add your emails to sales collateral and to the footer of their sales and marketing emails.

See the latest in Tech News, Views, Interviews, Reviews, Product Promos and Events. Plus funny videos from our readers and customers.

SEE WHAT'S ON ITWIRE TV NOW!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired in 2020. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments